Most programs are currently offered Live Online, with a few in-person programs offered this Fall.
Fall registration opens August 1st. Only some programs listed below. Full Fall schedule listed here.

Online Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

    • 22 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 26 Nov 2021
    • (PST)
    • 11 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    Register


    Welcome all alumni of  MBSR, MSC or our Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals classes

    We welcome you to join us monthly to support your ongoing understanding and practice of  Mindfulness and Mindful Self Compassion.

    Please Note: This Drop-In group is only for those who have completed an MBSR, MSC or MHP (Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals) course or courses with Mindfulness Northwest or another organization. 

    Schedule:

    Meeting monthly on the 4th Friday, 7-8:30 pm
    (No meeting in December.)

    Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson


    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us.

    Cost: A tax-deductible free-will offering can be made online here .

    Curriculum:
    We'll use Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners and various readings on Mindful Self-Compassion. 

    Please Register using the no-cost RSVP option. 

    You only need to register once, regardless of how many Practice Sessions you plan to attend.

    If you have questions, email or call us (360) 830-6439, ext 0.


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    • 1 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 30 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 31 sessions
    • Live Online
    Register

    Join us for an hour of  Live Online Midday Mindful Movement practice
    each Monday at 12 noon


    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    Being mindful is being present in body and mind. Being more fully embodied gives us access to so much: to our feelings, to a deeper sense of presence, to the possibility of being more open and alive. 

    We so often try to approach everything in life with our head. Join us in this weekly, drop-in journey back into the wisdom in the body.

    Mindfulness Northwest Instructors will offer guidance and support in entering deeply into the body through postures and movements based on the disciplines of Yoga, Qi Gong, and Pilates.

    Our mindful movement practices are gentle and accessible and are a part of all of our courses. Now for the first time ever these same practices are presented directly to the community.

    Alternative poses are offered and freedom to adapt this work to your body's needs is welcomed.

    Donations to the Accessibility Fund are warmly invited in support of this no-charge weekly offering.

    Schedule:
    Mondays from 12 noon - 1 PM, through June 2021. Register below, then drop-in for one or many sessions. 

    Instructors:

    Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. Certified teacher of MBSR, MSC, and CCT. Long time student of yoga and Qi Gong.

    Beth GlostenMD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program and Pilates Method Alliance certified teacher.


    Holly BondMindfulness Northwest Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Qualified MBSR Teacher.    
      


    Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Certified Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at UCSD.



    Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion




    Who this class is for:
    This program is appropriate for all levels of experience with mindfulness and mindful movement training including those just beginning the journey.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

    Cost
    Suggested donation of $5 - $50 per session to our Accessibility Fund per session you attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

    Donate to the Accessibility Fund

    Registration:  Register using this one-time, RSVP option.  

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Please note: You only need to register once, regardless of how many Drop-in Sessions you plan to attend.

    Please don't hesitate to email or call us (360-830-6439 ext 0) with any questions.

    Title photo courtesy of Mike Lewis @ Unsplash.


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    • 3 Mar 2021
    • (PST)
    • 25 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 26 sessions
    • Online
    Register


    Join Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest's Executive Director and Guiding Teacher, for an hour of  Live Online mindfulness practice and teachings, each  Wednesday at 12 noon (PDT).

    What people are saying...

    Welcome to our ongoing weekly Midday Mindfulness program. Each Wednesday, Tim explores a topic around living with mindfulness and compassion in our complex lives and world. Session include a brief introductory talk by Tim, a practice, and small and large group discussion.

    Schedule:
    Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1 pm, (PT).  Register below, then drop-in for one or many sessions. 

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. Note that on weeks in which Tim is not available senior teacher Richard Johnson will lead the group.

    Who this class is for:
    This program is appropriate for all levels of experience with mindfulness training including those just beginning the journey.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

    Cost
    Suggested donation of $5 - $50 per session to our Accessibility Fund per session you attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

    Donate to the Accessibility Fund

    Registration:  Register using this one-time, RSVP option.  

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Please note: You only need to register once, regardless of how many Drop-in Sessions you plan to attend.

    Please don't hesitate to email or call us (360-830-6439 ext 0) with any questions.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 1 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 29 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    Register


    A 14-credit CME mindfulness series for medical professionals and therapists. Spouses and partners also welcome.


    The Physicians' Well-Being Network and Mindfulness Northwest are happy to continue to provide this program to enhance the health of regional healthcare professionals.

    What people are saying...

    I really appreciated that the course found ways to help busy doctors integrate mindfulness into their lives and practice WITHOUT taking more time out of our lives. I was more energetic, happy, and present for my family. And while my work days weren't any shorter, being mindful helped me feel less resentful of my time at work.

    - Seattle Healthcare Professional
    Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:
    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction
    This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class (MHP) was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period. For testimonials and pre-/post-data, see our MHP Program Description page.) 

    Eligibility:
    This course is for healthcare professionals (including administrative staff) and therapists.  Spouses and partners are also welcome to register; use the 'Add Guest' registration option.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week, 16 hour course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. Further details found below.

    This course has been offered to physicians, healthcare professionals and therapists at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Schedule:

    • 4 classroom sessions, Sundays: August 1 - 29, 6 - 8:30 pm (skipping August 22).
    • All-Day Retreat: Saturday, August 21, 10 am - 4 pm.

    Cost$485 - $260 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    To Register:    Register Online 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Accreditation:
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

    Category 1 CME credits are generally accepted on a 1:1 equivalency by nursing, social work, mental health counseling and other licensing authorities. Health care professionals are advised to check about equivalencies with their licensing authorities in advance.

    Disclosure: No one in control of content for this activity has disclosed a relevant commercial interest.

    Learning Objectives:
    After this education, learners should be able to:

    • 1.  Employ formal and informal mindfulness training techniques in preventive and responsive ways in high stress situations;
    • 2.  Identify the three primary components of burnout and implement mindfulness practices to reduce risk of burnout along these three axes;
    • 3.  Discuss with peers strategies for positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations which trigger stress response and unhelpful behaviors;
    • 4.  Identify helpful and unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies;
    • 5.  Show change in mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre and post.

    Additional Details:
    This course is based on the longer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training which has been shown in numerous studies to:

    • increase immune system function
    • reduce anxiety
    • prevent relapse of depression
    • reduce negative emotions responding to stress
    • manage chronic pain
    • help manage chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
    • provide an effective coping mechanism for short and long-term stressful situations
    • encourage growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
    • enhance compassion and altruism
    • with relationships and communication, parents reduce pregnancy-related anxiety
    • help professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
    • help veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
    • with obesity - increase “mindfulness of eating”
    • provide an increase in general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

    This condensed Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class includes much of the MBSR material, offering a deep taste of mindfulness in a shorter class.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 12 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 17
    Register


    Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The workshop will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 


    Who this workshop is for: This adult workshop is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    Register


    A Mindful Leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others. Mindful leaders can feel the space even in fast-paced high stress situations and work to create a culture of trust. Leadership presence is a tangible quality. This requires full and complete attention, with curiosity and openness, in the present moment. Those around a mindful leader see and feel that presence.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    This 3-hour workshop introduces techniques specifically designed to explore the intersection of mindfulness training and qualities associated with leadership excellence. With dedication and practice, employees transform their leadership abilities and their environments into places of increased innovation, greater focus, improved productivity, and widespread compassion.


    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

    Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 49
    Register

    Day of Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals 
    Offered Live Online

    A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
      

    During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    What people are saying...

    The retreat is ideal for those Healthcare Professionals with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right into guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation, this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. For some, "jumping in" is a great way to start. 

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

    Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.


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    • 30 Aug 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 98
    Register


    A Free Hour of Mindfulness 

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well-being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle
    This workshop will give you a taste of mindfulness training and is based on the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR has been shown to reduce chronic pain and boost the immune system; address painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimize emotional reactivity and promote well-being; increase flexible attention and sharpen mental focus. 

    Course details:
    This participatory, practical introductory class includes:

    • Definitions and benefits of mindfulness
    • A helpful handout summarizing the benefits and practices of mindfulness
    • Body and breath awareness practices
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group discussion.
    • Suggestions on resources for ongoing practice and how to apply mindfulness at work.


    Please see the MBSR page for full details about the well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the U. Mass Medical Center which this course is based on.

    Instructor: 
    Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Cost:  Free

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 31 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 7 Sep 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 19
    Register


    This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

    Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

    Who this workshop is for:
    This adult workshop is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 14 Sep 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 19 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 26
    Register


    A 16.25-credit CME mindfulness series for medical professionals and therapists. Spouses and partners also welcome.


    The Physicians' Well-Being Network and Mindfulness Northwest are happy to continue to provide this program to enhance the health of regional healthcare professionals.

    What people are saying...

    I really appreciated that the course found ways to help busy doctors integrate mindfulness into their lives and practice WITHOUT taking more time out of our lives. I was more energetic, happy, and present for my family. And while my work days weren't any shorter, being mindful helped me feel less resentful of my time at work.

    - Seattle Healthcare Professional
    Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:
    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction
    This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class (MHP) was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period. For testimonials and pre-/post-data, see our MHP Program Description page.) 

    Eligibility:
    This course is for healthcare professionals (including administrative staff) and therapists.  Spouses and partners are also welcome to register; use the 'Add Guest' registration option.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week, 18.5 hour course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. Further details found below.

    This course has been offered to physicians, healthcare professionals and therapists at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

    Instructor: 
    Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

    Schedule:

    • 6 meetings: 5 regular classroom sessions, Tuesdays: Sept. 14 - Oct. 19, 6:30 - 9 pm (skipping 10/12/21), and
    • All-Day Retreat: Saturday, October 2, 9 am - 3 pm.

    Cost$485 - $260 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    To Register:    Register Online 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Accreditation:
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the criteria for up to 16.25 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

    Category 1 CME credits are generally accepted on a 1:1 equivalency by nursing, social work, mental health counseling and other licensing authorities. Health care professionals are advised to check about equivalencies with their licensing authorities in advance.

    Disclosure: No one in control of content for this activity has disclosed a relevant commercial interest.

    Learning Objectives:
    After this education, learners should be able to:

    • 1.  Employ formal and informal mindfulness training techniques in preventive and responsive ways in high stress situations;
    • 2.  Identify the three primary components of burnout and implement mindfulness practices to reduce risk of burnout along these three axes;
    • 3.  Discuss with peers strategies for positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations which trigger stress response and unhelpful behaviors;
    • 4.  Identify helpful and unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies;
    • 5.  Show change in mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre and post.

    Additional Details:
    This course is based on the longer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training which has been shown in numerous studies to:

    • increase immune system function
    • reduce anxiety
    • prevent relapse of depression
    • reduce negative emotions responding to stress
    • manage chronic pain
    • help manage chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
    • provide an effective coping mechanism for short and long-term stressful situations
    • encourage growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
    • enhance compassion and altruism
    • help with relationships and communication, parents reduce pregnancy-related anxiety
    • help professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
    • help veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
    • help with obesity - increase “mindfulness of eating”
    • provide an increase in general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

    This condensed Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class includes much of the MBSR material, offering a deep taste of mindfulness in a shorter class.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 16 Sep 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 21 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 30
    Register

    For Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Professionals:
    An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR sponsored by WPMG.

         

    Join us for an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

      • Choosing appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
      • Utilizing appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
      • Discussing strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
      • Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
      • Demonstrating meaningful change in personal mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre- and post-activity.
        This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class (MHP) was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period. For testimonials and pre-/post-data, see our MHP Program Description page.) 

        Eligibility  
        This course is open to all  Kaiser Permanente healthcare professionals in Washington State and beyond

        Course details
        Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • Guided audio files for home practice
        • a 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness (provided in digital PDF format)
        Please see our MBSR page for full details about the well-researched MBSR class (designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.

        Schedule

        • Six (6) meetings: 5 regular class sessions Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 PM, skipping Oct. 14, 2021.
        • One extended session on Saturday, October 2,  from 9 AM - 3 PM.

        Instructor:
        Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

        Location: Offered Live Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration.

        Cost: Free.

        Registration    REGISTER ONLINE 

        With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.

        Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


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        • 2 Oct 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
        • Live Online (Pacific Time)
        • 48
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        Day of Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals
        Offered Live Online

        A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
          

        During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

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        The retreat is ideal for those Healthcare Professionals with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right into guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation, this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. For some, "jumping in" is a great way to start. 

        Instructors: 

        Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

        Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

        Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

        Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

        Location: Offered Live Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

        Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

        With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

        Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Additional Course details:

        A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

        Please have available that day:

        • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
        • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
        • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

        Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.


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